BET Wire: Some in GOP Think Mississippi's Black Voters Are 'Uncle Toms' or Corrupt
A Winning Strategy
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran has been heavily criticized by some of his fellow Republicans for seeking support from Black voters and other Democrats to win a bruising primary runoff election. Others say it was a smart move and without it he likely would have lost to his Tea Party opponent. "What the Cochran campaign did was open up the tent," said Jackie Bland, an African-American who campaigned for Cochran, told the Wall Street Journal. "I have formed a relationship and alliance with Republicans I never had before."